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Old 04-17-2007, 09:19 AM   #21
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:20 AM   #22
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Yup, that MTS1100 will fit right into the $4,000 price range... after the newb drops it a couple times!







another vote for the 650 dual sport... cheap, rugged, reliable & even if he "outgrows" it for the street he'll probably still love it as a trail bike.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #23
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OOPS! That four grand sneaked under the radar. Sorry 'bout that. A used 650 dualsport (WELL used) is about all there is methinks.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:40 AM   #24
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Good idea. that'll haul all the a$$ you can fit on it.





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Old 04-17-2007, 09:44 AM   #25
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Jeehezus, all this talk of a 750 cee cee bike for a new rider makes me cringe.



I don't care if he's seven foot four, a new rider needs something real cheep, reliable and dropable.



An old DT1 would fit the bill perfect...I've got one around here somewhere...
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:14 AM   #26
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here's the list I made for him so far (all used, around 10 years old)



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early 90's BMW



sv650



Didn't think about the VStrom or the KLR, thanks for the ideas folks.



I thought about the sportster. The thing is it's a cool bike, but not cool for someone so big. I think for the price he would end up feeling silly on it pretty quickly.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:17 AM   #27
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I was bein' sarcastic, all.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:19 AM   #28
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Not as silly as he would if he dropped or crashed a large bike almost instantaneously.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:20 AM   #29
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Used WeeStroms don't come up for sale very often, and when they do, they haven't depreciated much...



People who buy them tend to get all fanatical about them.

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Old 04-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #30
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I agree with the V-Strom idea, but would probably push toward a DL650. The smaller Strom still is pretty tall and has more than enough grunt to get even a big guy down the street.
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